Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Coot
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goshawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Green Woodpecker
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Wagtail
Hawfinch
Herring Gull
Hoopoe
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Swallow
Swift
Tawny Owl
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow
Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs are located north of Bridlington and are part of the Flamborough Head chalky cliffs. The reserve is the best place in England to see a sea bird colony, which in the summer (May-July) has a quarter of a million breeding birds. Among these are Razorbills, Guillemots, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Puffins all nesting precariously on seemingly vertical faces.

As you approach one of the safe viewing points you are suddenly overawed by the hubbub and, if the wind is not offshore, the smell of the colony. None of this matters though, when compared with the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of birds with an overwhelming sense of purpose.

Other species, including Tree Sparrow, Swallow, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Linnet, breed along the cliff tops and the scrubland behind them. Seasonal migrants are often present too.

Below is a list of species I have observed on recent visits.

What You Might See
Blackbird
Blue Tit
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Dunnock
Fulmar
Gannet
Great Black-backed Gull
Greenfinch
Guillemot
Herring Gull
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Kittiwake
Linnet
Magpie
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Puffin
Razorbill
Reed Bunting
Rock Dove
Sedge Warbler
Shag
Skylark
Swallow
Tree Sparrow
Whitethroat
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellowhammer


Last revision: 21 Feb 2015
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